Junior Landon Williams was one of only six tennis players selected to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Men’s At-Large Team
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — The 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Men’s At-Large Team was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Representing Olivet Nazarene University is
Landon Williams (junior, business administration major, Erie, Pennsylvania),
had a 3.93 G.P.A. Williams finished the season with a 9-5 record in singles and 8-4 in doubles play. He helped the Tigers to a CCAC Regular Season and Tournament Championship. He led the Tigers to their 12th consecutive NAIA National Tournament appearance and helped gain a point in doubles; ONU was 12-8 (6-0) overall.
Following the season, Williams was named to the First All-CCAC Doubles Team. He also finished the year ranked fourth in the NAIA-ITA East Region rankings and 15th nationally. In addition, he was a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete and a CCAC All-Academic Team selection. He was also named the NAIA-ITA East recipient for the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship & Leadership Award. Only four athletes in the entire NAIA are awarded this honor.
Williams was one of six tennis players to be honored among the 22-member men’s at-large team. He was the only tennis athlete to be named to the second team.
The Capital One College Division Academic All-America® men’s team is comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions. To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution, and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Voting for Capital One Academic All-District is done by current CoSIDA members. Those who obtain First Team All-District status move onto the national Capital One Academic All-America® ballot; these national awards are voted upon by Academic All-America® Committee members and current CoSIDA Board of Directors.